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June 06, 2014

Student Literacy in Washington Spotlighted in PEN/Faulkner Panel Discussion

A Washington Post book critic and three panelists discuss student literacy within the context of what it means to be the nation's most literate city.

April 18, 2014

Is Digital Technology Destroying Reading?

Digital reading may be making it difficult for readers to concentrate on and comprehend conventional books.

April 02, 2014

Teachers Offer Wealth of Ideas, Resources for National Poetry Month

April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.

February 12, 2014

Happy Darwin Day!

Celebrate Darwin Day with books, activities, and coverage from the Teaching Now blog.

September 27, 2013

Global Literacy Initiative Pledges Books for 10 Million Children

The Clinton Global Initiative plans to improve global literacy by providing books and digital resources to 10 million children worldwide by 2016.

September 24, 2013

Youth Literacy Organizations Win Library of Congress Awards

Two nonprofits are the inaugural winners of the recently funded David M. Rubenstein and American Literacy Prizes.

July 19, 2013

Purdue Univ. Pres. Mitch Daniels Defends Book Challenge

Former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels denies that a book challenge threatens academic freedom.

May 23, 2013

Braille Summit Coming in June

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will convene its first major conference to explore the future of Braille.

May 07, 2013

New Releases: Atypical Classroom Texts

Looking for a new classroom approaches and ideas that you can mull over this summer? These new releases might spark some ideas.

March 05, 2013

New X PRIZE Will Reward Literacy Solutions

The X PRIZE Foundation, an organization for incentivized competitions across science and technology development, will create a literacy prize in 2013.

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